Study ties sleep apnea to pneumonia risk

03/4/2014 | HealthDay News

Patients with sleep apnea were more likely to experience aspiration, which can put people at increased risk for pneumonia, according to an 11-year study of 34,100 patients in Taiwan. The risk of pneumonia was greater among patients with more severe sleep apnea and those who used continuous positive airway pressure therapy, researchers reported in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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